India's glorious past
India's glorious past
Day 1: Delhi Arrival
Arrival at Delhi Airport. Meet & Greet at the Airport & transfer to Hotel. Delhi is a city built and re-built seven times over several centuries. The capital city today marries the quaint and unique elements of different historical eras with the pace of the bustling, growing economy. At every turn of the road, the past and the present coexist. Later proceed for the city Tour of NEW DELHI - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyen's, including the "India Gate" & the "Rashtrapati Bhavan" (Presidential Palace). Continue onto the beautiful "Humayun's tomb" of the Mughal era & thereafter visit the towering minaret of "Qutab Minar". Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 2: To Agra
After breakfast, visit to the "Jama Masjid" and "Red Fort". Later drive to Agra (200 kms / 4 hrs). Arrive at Agra and check-in to hotel. Akbarabad, as Agra was known during the Mughal era, is home to some of the most magnificent Mughal architectures. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, the monumental beauty of Agra has inspired countless people around the world. This third largest city of the state of Uttar Pradesh is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites. Later proceed to visit to the world famous "Taj Mahal" or literally "Crown of Palaces", built by Shah Jahan to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died tragically in 1631. After that visit, the Red Fort built by three generations of Mughal Emperors between 1565 and 1573. It housed both the presidential Palaces of the Royal family, and the military quarters. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 3: To Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur (250 kms / 5 hrs). En-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri - the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, deserted 14 years later, which during its brief span, exceeded London in both grandeur and population. After visit, continue the drive to Jaipur. Arrive & check into the hotel. Jaipur: Beautiful palaces, forts and colourful bazaars speak of the pink city's glorious regal past. Modernity walks hand-in-hand with history in Jaipur. This largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, is famous for its magnanimous hospitality. In the evening, explore the colorful local market. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 4: To Delhi
After breakfast, Visit "Amber" - the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire reaching the fort on elephant back. It is a deserted palace surrounded by majestic ramparts & the magnificent public & private room's evidence the splendor of the rulers of 16th & 17th century Rajasthan. After that continue with the tour of the Pink city visiting the imposing "City Palace", now a museum & "Jantar Mantar", the ancient Observatory, "Hawa Mahal", the exotic Palace of the Winds & the picturesque bazaars of the walled city. Later continue drive to Delhi and transfer to Delhi Airport.